SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 17, April 28, 2011

Massachusetts Reintroduces Bill to Ban the Use/Sale of Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

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  SEMA is opposing a Massachusetts bill to ban the “use and sale of any exhaust pipe that increases the sound emissions of any vehicle, including motorcycles.”

SEMA is opposing a Massachusetts bill to ban the “use and sale of any exhaust pipe that increases the sound emissions of any vehicle, including motorcycles.” An identical bill was introduced in 2009 by the same sponsor and was set aside for study without any committee consideration.

Among other things, the measure does not supply law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce, allowing them to make subjective judgments on whether or not a modified exhaust system is in violation. The bill also ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.

For more information, click here. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.